Brandy - posted on 06/10/2009 ( 612 moms have responded )
Brandy - posted on 06/10/2009 ( 612 moms have responded )
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Deb - posted on 06/10/2009
No miracle but the ONLY thing that I have found for my son is a product called MG217. It is actually a psoriasis medication but works wonders for his eczema. It comes in an ointment, lotion or shampoo. The lotion works best for us. I must warn you that it doesn't have the most appealing smell, it is coal tar based but will heal his break outs in two days. I get it at Walmart most of the time. You have to have the pharmacy special order it. There are also some internet websites where you can purchase it although it is a bit more expensive that way. Walmart usually charges about 10 dollars for a 4 ounce bottle. Also, if they are broken out really bad, it does sting when applied. We have a fan running for him to stand in front of if we have let it get out of control. But I can tell you that if we apply every day, usually right out of the shower, he doesn't even break out any more. He asks for it to be applied when he feels it coming on because he knows it helps. Good luck!! I know the feeling of being willing to try ANYTHING!! This just happened to be our jackpot for eczema!!
Cindy - posted on 06/10/2009
I have had Eczema my entire 27 years, my now 3 year old was born with it. my 1 year old doesn't have it though. A lot of these suggestions are right, some more is
1: Don't let them get too hot or sweaty, makes them very itchy...drives you crazy
2: Winter is so bad....just put cream on whenever you can, but follow cream instructions, dont overuse, but keep them moist cos the winter dries our skin out (i cant even smile my mouth is so cracked and dry right now)
3: Take notice if they go all red and blotchy in the face and eyes gets runny or itchy, as that is a skin allergy to whatever the trigger (eg Calebs are dust, animals, straight egg) then i have to put a cool flannel on his face (soothes it) and give him a dose of phenergan (liquid form just right for kids - over 2yrs), ask chemist).
4: Keep their nails short, they can still irritate their skin and make it red and raised and weepy if they scratch it with short nails, but they scratch it with long nails, then your looking at healing all their sores and sratches, avoiding infections, they will scratch it just as its nearly healed, lotsa bandaids, bepanthen, bandages, gauze on hand is a must.
5: Just dont let them see that their skin problem is a burden to you, you need to be their support network, the one they can vent to when they r older, be really supportive and kind cos if this is something they will have for a long time, they could end up feeling unnormal and getting teased, they need to know u r there and you will help them will it all, and you dont mind doing it. Remember that it causes them actual pain, the itchiness and stinging and burning sensations you get and they dont go away, the tightness of dry skin. Just keep open mind and care a lot, as im sure you do. good luck
Janese - posted on 06/10/2009
You will never believe this, but a report came on the other day that said that 1/2 cup of bleach (DILUTED IN A FULL BATHTUB) will help reduce the spread of the eczema. My children all have it, and we are planning on trying it with baths over the weekend.
Bonnie - posted on 06/10/2009
there is no cure but you can get or do some things for the eczema not to be so bad ,( my children have it) wash all there beding 1 x a week , re rinse the load of clothing or what ever is in the washer again on the rince cycle , do not use fabric softner use fabric sheets only, BIG one is to get oatmeal bath or body wash (oatmeal kind) and bath your self or the kids with that it relives the itching alot , uses dye and perfume free detergents always , and all way put loation on them to keep there skin moist,it none of that works go to the dermotoligest they can give you a cream for it, hope it helps
Kelly - posted on 06/10/2009
My doc told me to use diaper rash cream for eczema.
Julie - posted on 06/10/2009
try drinking fresh goats milk! worked for me and twin sister. Cows milk didnt agree with us, had really bad eczema when we were toddlers.
Sadie - posted on 06/10/2009
hey i use e45 cream does the trick
Devon - posted on 06/10/2009
i get eczema and my kids haven't really got it yet but i went out and got this baby stuff that i used once on them when i thought they had it and it went right away. you can find it at walmart in the baby isle's or probably any other store as well. it;s called GENTLE NATURALS DISNEY BABY ECZEMA CREAM. it has winnie the pooh and piglet on the bottle. i would try that and see if it works. you also have to watch what kind of soap you use on your child, and they have a new laundry detergent that is hypoallergenic. it's a white bottle. try using that as well for your laundry. good luck
Victoria - posted on 06/10/2009
My daughter had pretty bad eczema when she was a baby. I was told of a whole lot of different ways to cure/treat it - here goes: avoid soap, avoid synthetic fibres, have short baths/ showers (if a baby, only bath them every other day) with tepid water, goats milk soap, moisturise with sorbolene, use soaps & lotions especially designed for eczema, avoid airconditioning.
Zoe even had steroid cream for a few months, but I found this aggravated her eczema more than it helped it - they're especially harsh for baby skin too, so it's best not to go down that path if you can avoid it. Steroid creams can be only used for a week at a time & I found that the eczema would clear after a week but within a few days of stopping the steroid cream it would flare up again. Also try buying a mild washing detergent for the wash & give the clothes a double rinse. Try & work out what triggers the eczema rather than just treat it - better in the long run. Hope this helps :)
Jennifer - posted on 06/10/2009
Oatmeal warm baths, doctor can prescribe some ointment, both my kids have it
Lynn - posted on 06/10/2009
I wish there was a mirace cure! My son has severe eczema and has battled this for his entire life! We have found that Vaseline, VaniCream, or Eucerin work as well, if not better, than prescriptions....and we've tried them ALL. If you find a secret that works, good for you! It's a terrible problem to have.
Christy - posted on 06/10/2009
I don't have a miracle cure but LOTS of lotion helps. Aveeno makes a good lotion.
There are lots of lotions at Rite Aid or CVS that are specifically formulated for eczema.
My daughter gets it here and there, oatmeal baths are good too and if that doesn't help cortizone cream might help too!